http://kuow.org en Mental Health Services Still Difficult To Get In King County http://kuow.org/post/mental-health-services-still-difficult-get-king-county <p>One year ago, Ian Stawicki killed four people at Cafe Racer, a popular and eclectic coffee shop and bar in Seattle's University District. Later that day he killed another woman, and then himself. Like other mass shootings without apparent motive, the case galvanized discussion about mental illness and violence.</p><p>KUOW's Sara Lerner spoke with Amnon Shoenfeld, director of King County’s Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division about why it's so difficult for many families to get help for loved ones who have mental illnesses.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 00:39:24 +0000 Sara Lerner 14052 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine And Radio Retrospective http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-and-radio-retrospective <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine</strong><br>Every month, <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine.aspx">King County Executive Dow Constantine</a> joins us to chat about issues facing King County. Today he’s here to discuss the possible cuts to King County Metro, Dow’s re-election campaign, and of course Seattle’s unyielding desire for an NBA franchise. If you have a question for the King County Executive, feel free to give us a call at 206-543-5869 or toll-free at 800-289-5869. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>Radio Retrospective: When Music and Comedy Merge</strong><br>Radio had a huge effect on the music industry. Suddenly musicians had regular work composing and performing on radio dramas.&nbsp; Radio also turned select musicians into actors.&nbsp; What happens when music and comedy merge?</p><p><strong>A Lunch Recommendation</strong><br>For our Thursday lunch recommendation, food writer <a href="http://saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman </a>profiles the <a href="http://http://www.blossomvegetarian.com/">Blossom Restaurant </a>in Renton.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you prefer to cook for yourself, she suggests <a href="http://http://www.mhpbooks.com/books/the-dukes-table/">“The Duke’s Table: The Complete Book of Vegetarian Italian Cooking.”</a><br> Thu, 16 May 2013 17:26:08 +0000 Weekday 13207 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine And Radio Retrospective Suspected Immigration Violators Face Long Waits in King County Jails http://kuow.org/post/suspected-immigration-violators-face-long-waits-king-county-jails <p></p><p>If you’re booked into a King County jail, you’ll stay an extra month on average if immigration officials want to review your file. That’s even if you haven’t been charged with a crime.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 02:12:27 +0000 Liz Jones 10487 at http://kuow.org Suspected Immigration Violators Face Long Waits in King County Jails Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Metro officials are warning of major cuts to bus service if the state Legislature does not pass a transportation funding package or approve increased fees and taxes. If nothing changes, Metro says riders could face a 17 percent cut in service by late next year. We talk public transportation with King County Executive Dow Constantine and take your questions on County business. Call us at 206.543.5869 or email weekday@kuow.org.</span></p><div> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 10101 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-3 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For four decades, public defenders in King County have worked for private, non-profit companies. Soon they'll become public employees. Some are concerned this could weaken the county's public defense system. What will it mean for those who rely on public defenders? We’ll talk it over with King County Executive Dow Constantine. Plus, we’ll find out what’s in store for Seattle's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">next gun buyback as state legislators in Olympia consider background checks on gun sales. And are the </span>Sonics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> any closer to coming back to town? </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Executive Dow Constantine joins us. Have a question? Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">weekday@kuow.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 PRODUCER 8508 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-0 <p>Washington state entered the history books by becoming one of the first states in the country to vote to approve same-sex marriage and legalize marijuana. These policies take effect on December 6. What is King County doing to get ready? King County Executive Dow Constantine joins us to talk about how these changes will unfold. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call 206.543.5869 or write <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3581 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Founder Of University District Needle Exchange Dead http://kuow.org/post/founder-university-district-needle-exchange-dead <p></p><p>Bob Quinn, one of the founders of Seattle's needle exchange, died over the weekend. The King County Medical examiner says it was suicide. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:21:56 +0000 Patricia Murphy 3049 at http://kuow.org Founder Of University District Needle Exchange Dead